“The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and/or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.” (Andrew Bernstein)
“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” (Richard Watson Gilder)
Our veterans are dear to Americans’ patriotic hearts. We acknowledge their sacrifices and those of their families in times of war. They have marched bravely to the battlefield and mostly won, sometimes lost those battles. However, have you ever realized that these men and women create and defend life-promoting values? Of course, they do! They are fighting for our lives! Today, we celebrate their lives and express our love and gratitude to them!
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Thank the Lord for every veteran by name that you know.
Pray for all veterans that God would bless them with health and wholeness. Pray that every need they have would be met in Christ Jesus.
Intercede for the salvation of these veterans. Pray that the horrors they have seen on the battlefield will not cause them to push God away.
Now, go out and do something loving and kind for a veteran today.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I thank you for (name the veterans you know.) I pray that you would bless them with whole bodies and minds. They often suffer so greatly. Let them know they are loved by You, Lord. We ask that you would present Your Son to them in supernatural ways. Let Your love for them override the pain and mental anguish of battle. Show me how to bless veterans today, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We honor those who fight for our freedom and our lives—our nation’s veterans!